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August 9, 2012 5:31:26 PM

Will this card last me 5 years before I have to purchase a new graphics card or another one of them? This graphics card is for heavy gaming. I will be buying OCZ Vertext 4 128 GB and Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit and maybe a new case.
Here is my system specs:
Intel Core i7 2600K OC 3.8GHz
OCZ Reaper HPC 8GB DD3 1600MHz 9-9-9-24 (upgrade to Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600MHz 9-9-9-24)
EVGA GTX 460 768 MB (will use as a PhysX card)
Coolermaster Scout
OCZ Faitilty Seirers 750W
Microsoft Windows 7 Home edidtion
Western Digital 750GB
Western Digital 2Tb

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August 9, 2012 6:32:24 PM

It is the best graphics card you can currently buy and it should play any game you throw at in for the next 5 years yes.

I bought a 5870 Radeon, first DX 11 video card as soon as it released and I can still play all the games, bf3 in HIGH not ultra, but everything else so far at max.

The only thing, though, is that DX 12 will come out before 5 years. I bought the first DX 11 and that is why it has lasted me this long. You will still be able to play them, but whatever extra (usually not even noticeable lol) extras dx 12 brings won't be compatible with your card. Still, DX12 has to come out and then games have to apply it so it might take a while.
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August 9, 2012 7:00:58 PM

What is the resolution of your monitor?
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August 9, 2012 7:37:33 PM

You'll get slightly better performance outta two of these than you will out of a 690 and for $200 less.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670...

They will also run cooler.


New Case Suggestions:

Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition $235 after $30 promo and $25 MIR
$30 off w/ promo code EMCNBNC33, ends 8/13
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair 500R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|11-139-010^11-139-010-TS%2C11-139-009^11-139-009-TS

Corsair RAM ....low voltage models, 2 pairs
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Vertex 4 limited by write speeds
Sustained Sequential Read: Up to 560 MB/s
Sustained Sequential Write: Up to 430 MB/s
4KB Random Read: Up to 90,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write: Up to 85,000 IOPS
Seek Time 0.1 ms
MTBF 2,000,000 hours

Chronos Deluxe is $0.83 per GB
Max Sequential Read Up to 560MB/s
Max Sequential Write Up to 520MB/s
4KB Random Write Up to 90,000 IOPS
Seek Time 0.1 ms
MTBF 2,000,000 hours

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Unless you need Bitlocker, I don't see the Windows Ultimate thing .... get Pro and put the money into a 240 GB SSD
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August 10, 2012 7:27:32 PM

Ironslice said:
What is the resolution of your monitor?


1920 x 1080p
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August 10, 2012 7:28:49 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
You'll get slightly better performance outta two of these than you will out of a 690 and for $200 less.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670...

They will also run cooler.


New Case Suggestions:

Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition $235 after $30 promo and $25 MIR
$30 off w/ promo code EMCNBNC33, ends 8/13
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair 500R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|11-139-010^11-139-010-TS%2C11-139-009^11-139-009-TS

Corsair RAM ....low voltage models, 2 pairs
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Vertex 4 limited by write speeds
Sustained Sequential Read: Up to 560 MB/s
Sustained Sequential Write: Up to 430 MB/s
4KB Random Read: Up to 90,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write: Up to 85,000 IOPS
Seek Time 0.1 ms
MTBF 2,000,000 hours

Chronos Deluxe is $0.83 per GB
Max Sequential Read Up to 560MB/s
Max Sequential Write Up to 520MB/s
4KB Random Write Up to 90,000 IOPS
Seek Time 0.1 ms
MTBF 2,000,000 hours

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Unless you need Bitlocker, I don't see the Windows Ultimate thing .... get Pro and put the money into a 240 GB SSD

Thanks for the tips but I don't need any help on picking computers parts for the others. I might just stick with the pro version instead.
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August 10, 2012 7:37:27 PM

schnitter said:
It is the best graphics card you can currently buy and it should play any game you throw at in for the next 5 years yes.

I bought a 5870 Radeon, first DX 11 video card as soon as it released and I can still play all the games, bf3 in HIGH not ultra, but everything else so far at max.

The only thing, though, is that DX 12 will come out before 5 years. I bought the first DX 11 and that is why it has lasted me this long. You will still be able to play them, but whatever extra (usually not even noticeable lol) extras dx 12 brings won't be compatible with your card. Still, DX12 has to come out and then games have to apply it so it might take a while.


If I go EVGA route, and Nidia brings out GTX 790 within 90 days. i will be able to step up my video card for the differences in prices. I don't think DX 12 will be coming out any time soon, since games needs to step up to dx 11 standards. If they do bring out dx 12, windows will be the first one to be notified on this update.
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August 12, 2012 9:04:40 PM

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